How much so I put water in this incubator?

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  1. BuffOrpington567

    BuffOrpington567 Songster

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    I have been incubating some eggs for a week and only just put water in it on Wednesday. Though by the end of each day all the water is gone and I want to know if I am meant to put water in everyday and not like once every 2 days or something. Pics of incubator down below. Thanks for your help in advance
     

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  2. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Crowing

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    What's your humidity reading on your hygrometer? That should inform when you need to add water to maintain a specific humidity level.
     
  3. Stacyoung13

    Stacyoung13 Crowing

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    You want your humidity between 35-45 first 18 days then 65-75 for lockdown. What does your hygrometer say? As @FoodFreedomNow stated, that will tell you if you need water added or not. Good luck
     
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  4. BuffOrpington567

    BuffOrpington567 Songster

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    I don’t have one unfortunately
     
  5. Stacyoung13

    Stacyoung13 Crowing

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    You’ll have to get one so that you can monitor your humidity. You can get them at Lowe’s, (thermometer/hygrometer in one) for about $10-12. The proper humidity has a lot to do with your incubation/hatching!!!!!
     
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    FoodFreedomNow Crowing

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    The BYC Learning Center has many helpful resources related to incubation and hatching, like this article. As @Stacyoung13 already mentioned, maintaining proper humidity is very important for successful hatches.
     

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